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Notable fiction books of 2015

<b>BATS OF THE REPUBLIC</b> <br>by Zachary Thomas Dodson (Doubleday)<p>You’ll be transfixed before you read a word: Dodson, a book designer as well as an author, has written two imaginative stories — one set in 1843, the other 300 years later — and intertwined them on facing pages in a volume chockablock with …

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Indian supermarket boss takes brand home

The Gulf is home to more than four million Indian expats. While many are there for the short term - earning money to send back home to their families - others are well-established and often running hugely successful businesses.<p>The BBC went to Abu Dhabi to meet Yusuff Ali, the man behind the …

Chauhan: Planting the Indian flag in English football

In September, the second season of the multimillion dollar Indian Super League (ISL) kicked off in Chennai amid fireworks and a Bollywood-style glamorous opening ceremony.<p>Eight teams comprising players from the national team and former internationals prepared to compete in the three-month long …

1911: The British royal family visited India and hunted tigers

The British royals visit India<p>After the ceremonies, they hunted tigers.<p><i>Editor's note: This article contains photographs of dead animals. Some readers</i> …

Mumbai was big lesson in Paris-style attack

WASHINGTON — While the dead were still being tallied at multiple terrorist targets in Paris, security analysts were drawing immediate comparisons to coordinated assaults seven years earlier in India.<p>The Mumbai attacks, carried out by Pakistani members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group at 12 …

A reader’s guide to the six books in the running for the Muse India Young Writer Award

Meant for writers below 35, the award is helping the discovery of many first or second novels.<p>Young writers are almost the default mode of Indian …

What are the 5 most profound and life-changing books you've read cover-to-cover?

Hello<p>These are amazing:<p>Some profound teachings on the Law the Attraction, followed by some practical exercises that can be innovated by the …

The 50 best sports books ever written - Telegraph

On Sex in Fiction

<i>Noy Holland, author of the new novel,</i> Bird<i>, which PW called "fascinating" and "powerful," tackles one of the most difficult subjects in writing.</i><p>There …

Morrissey's Awful Book Is a Finalist for the Bad Sex in Fiction Award

Bulbous salutations ahead.<p>You may remember that Morrissey's debut novel, <i>List of the Lost</i>, was universally panned. <i>Guardian</i> writer Michael Hann famously called it "an unpolished turd of a book, the stale excrement of Morrissey's imagination."<p>Now, it has been nominated for <i>The Literary Review</i>'s annual …

Robin Coste Lewis’ National Book Award Marks a Shift in How the Literary World Regards Black Poets

On Wednesday night, the National Book Award for poetry went to Los Angeles poet Robin Coste Lewis for her <i>Voyage of the Sable Venus</i>. The award would …

15 Remarkable Stories to Celebrate Jewish Book Month

By Erin Flaaen | Off the Shelf<p>In 1925 Fanny Goldstein, a librarian in Boston, set up an exhibit of Judaic books and began what she called Jewish Book Week. Over the years, this celebration has reached across the country, and November is now officially Jewish Book Month. Here at Off the Shelf, we …

23 Books By Latinos That Might Just Change Your Life

Add these to your booklist, immediately. 📚<p>Whether you're looking to find yourself in a book or lose yourself in a story, there's a colorful and magical literary world to explore through the lens of Latino authors.<p>You can discover the magic in reality with Gabriel García Márquez, the wonders of …

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The Bottom Line: 'The Double Life Of Liliane' By Lily Tuck

"The Double Life of Liliane" exemplifies the strengths and pitfalls of autobiographical fiction.<p>For a tale of a double life, Lily Tuck’s latest novel is remarkably seamless.<p><i>The Double Life of Liliane</i>, a deeply autobiographical novel about a girl growing up in New York (with her mother) and in Rome …

18 Rules Of Behavior For Young Ladies In 1831

"This is indeed," the <i>Adams Sentinel</i> in Gettysburg, Pa., proclaimed on Feb. 24, 1830, "the age of improvement."<p>The proclamation was part of a story about the <i>Moral Encyclopaedia,</i> a set of self-teaching books by a writer identified as "Charles Varle, Esq. of Baltimore."<p>An advocate of autodidacticism …

Review: Howard Akler explores his father’s death in his moving memoir, Men of Action

There is a passage in Howard Akler's <i>Men of Action</i> where the author lightly chastises himself for how long it takes him to write a book. "My first novel [<i>The City Man</i>], a slender 160 pages, took eight years," he tells us, suggesting not only a failing in his efficiency, but in the heft of his final …

10 Misogynistic Novels Every Woman Should Read

Some feminists are saying we shouldn't read books in which women are diminished. I wholeheartedly disagree.<p>For years, feminists have been trying to convince literary fiction fans of two things: not all female characters need to be likeable; reject the long-abiding notion that stories by and about …

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Hemingway’s Love Letters to the City of Light

The timeless appeal of Paris has lured American expatriates of all shapes and varieties for more than a century. We went there to touch history, and …

Ernest Hemingway

Book of limericks transforms struggling author Ranjit Bolt into literary lion

Ranjit Bolt has won plaudits with A Lion Was Learning to Ski<p>In the summer of 2014, the spectacle of a middle-aged playwright selling limericks about “comedic giraffes” and “Spanish cicadas” was a regular one at Cambridge market. But as more followed – elephants, sharks and “a young lady from Derry” …

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Your Great-Grandma’s Dirty Books

A hundred years ago, there was only one way to explain a woman having sex outside of marriage: she must have been drugged, defiled, and sold into …

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Diana Athill: ‘I expected to be shattered at the loss of my baby, and I wasn't'

At nearly 98, the literary editor and novelist has written a final memoir. She talks about miscarrying in her 40s, her great loves – and life as a constant observer<p>On the nights that Diana Athill lies awake in bed, in those uncountable minutes when the body waits for sleep and the mind won’t give …

Which Quote In Literature Helped You Out With Your Depression?

“It's so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.”

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29 Awesome Books With Strong Female Protagonists

Celebrate National Women's History Month with these 29 great books.

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30 Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lives

The greatest books are defined as classics for a reason. Written by the greatest literary minds of their time, they have universal themes, …

The 100 best novels: No 93 – Money: A Suicide Note by Martin Amis (1984)

Martin Amis’s era-defining ode to excess unleashed one of literature’s greatest modern monsters in self-destructive antihero John Self<p>Perhaps more than any other novelist in this series, Martin Amis, who is also an outstanding essayist and critic, has punctuated his career with stern and candid …